Ten Great Movies you haven't seen but should

  • Ikiru
    A dying bureaucrat tries to build a children's playground.
  • In the Bleak Midwinter (aka A Midwinter's Tale)
    Unemployed actors attempt to put on an unorthodox production of Hamlet at Christmastime.
  • La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc
    The trial and death of Joan of Arc.
  • Le Samourai
    Conflicted, perfectionist hitman in 1960s Paris plans one last hit.
  • Local Hero
    Texas oilman goes to Scotland to convince recalcitrant locals to sell out; arrives, finds that locals aren't recalcitrant at all.
  • Runaway Train
    Either an extended metaphysical meditation on the nature of man, or a action flick about escaped convicts on a train. You decide.
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
    Buckaroo Banzai is a neurosurgeon/rocket scientist/rock star/comic book hero who saves the world in his spare time. Starring Peter Weller, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin, John Lithgow and Christopher Lloyd before they became big stars.
  • Tombes du Ciel (Lost in Transit)
    Man loses passport on flight; is forced to live in the international zone at the airport. Inspired by a true story.
  • Trust
    A 16-year-old pregnant high-school dropout and a thirty-something sociopathic electronics genius who still lives with his father have nothing in common. Right? Right?
  • Wings of Desire
    Angel falls in love, decides he wants to be human. Infinitely better than the Hollywood remake.